This CLS 53 AMG is every bit the luxury Mercedes-Benz for those who find its feline shape attractive above the strongbox that is the E-Class.

Evenly matched on specification but styled with sportier touches than the CLS 400d I recently road tested, it features surfaces like carbon-effect panels on its dashboard and the cabin’s quite as successful and roomy. It’s got a relatively slim set of standard features and you’ll have to raid the options list to create a truly sumptuous cabin...

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